This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store.
Exposure Lights have also released a daunting new MOB video, showing how easily things can quickly go wrong, even in relatively calm conditions. Exposure’s research revealed that typically in many sailing partnerships at least one person has the underlying dread “what would I do if my partner went overboard”, meaning they find it difficult to relax or rest when the other is on deck alone.
When you consider just how many sailing days you actually enjoy on your boat in the UK, maybe it really would be a better proposition to buy a boat in the south of France.
When? - 14th to 18th July
A quick clip with a top life jacket tip that not many people know!
A quick video, with yet another set of hints and tips on checking your lifejackets, direct from boatshed Brighton! (Apologies for the quality!)
Yacht Haven Quay is the first purpose-built dry stack marina in the UK, offering secure, save and cost-effective berthing to over 200 boats.
Located in the epicentre of the south west’s marine scene, Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth offers hassle-free, undercover berthing for RIBs and motorboats up to 11m in length.
DEMO: Rare chance to see a life raft inflating.
We recently sold a Bavaria 50 in Cyprus and it is due to make its way back to the UK via Malta and Gib, however, 2 of the crew have pulled out at the last minute, so there is an opportunity available. for: "Relaxed mile building cruise from Larnaca to theU.K.
Entries Close 4th March.
In May 2017, Brighton based skipper Robert Munns is taking 65 adults with Multiple Sclerosis from 15 countries on a sailing challenge in Croatia.
The Oceans of Hope Challenge in May will be a flotilla of 10 boats. Its key aim is to bring people together whose lives are touched by MS. The week-long adventure gives participants the opportunity to challenge themselves making the impossible possible, whilst working together for a common goal, ‘hope and meaning’. On a flotilla sailing challenge, each person has the chance to take command of the boat and their lives and everyone has a valuable part to play, as well as contributing to an enjoyable life at sea.
Suzuki to showcase the ultimate safety boat packages at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, 4 – 5 March.
Returning once again as the title sponsor of the RYA Dinghy Show, Suzuki Marine will be showcasing the very latest in outboard motor technology as part of its line up of ultimate 4-stroke outboards.
Musto has presented their return to dinghy sailing with a collection designed to meet the needs of the worlds most demanding boats, and the new breed of performance athletes that drive them.
They have worked directly with their partner Groupama Team France to produce the collection.
BoatBid Auction 10th to 14th February - Bidding has begun!
The seaplane tender was a boat which was equipped to refuel,rearm, and repair seaplanes. They were stationed at any size-able body of protected water where sea planes could land and take off. They were also used to ferry crew and supplies for the seaplane. Often also used to tow the seaplane to a mooring or away from a mooring for take-off. They were particularly useful in the 1st and 2nd World Wars, when bases for traditional reconnaissance aircraft were rare. The seaplane tender not only carried the seaplanes, but can also facilitated all their needs for their operation; these boats are regarded by some as the first aircraft carriers and they started to be spotted just before the start of the First World War.